Getting Stuffed: How Fiber Helps with Digestion


Coronavirus or not, ‘tis the season for spring cleaning, so slip into some booty shorts, grab a spiked seltzer, and serve up some Mary Poppins realness with all this extra time at home.

Holidays are about spending time with friends and family, celebrating the season and partaking in delicious cuisine, this is especially true during Thanksgiving. It’s that time of year our stomachs crave, until they don’t because we put ourselves into the dreaded food coma.

The combination of the heavy carbs, sugar, and alcohol can wreak havoc on your tummy and while you should absolutely enjoy those sweet treats your mom worked so hard to bake, we have just the trick to keep you from taking yet another trip to the kitchen. If you are reading this, chances are you know a little bit about how fiber can benefit your sex life. Yes, it keeps you regular. Yes, it keeps things clean. But it did you know that by supplementing your diet with fiber, it can actually keep you from overeating as well?

When your diet is low in fiber, it can often lead to weight gain. This is because fiber contributes to satiety, leaving you feeling full without binging on the wrong things. But consuming a lot of fiber during the holiday season can be especially difficult.

Additionally, one of the more commonly known benefits of fiber is that it normalizes bowel movements. It does this by increasing the weight and size of your stool and softening it, allowing it to pass more easily through your digestive tract. Adding this bulk to your stool makes it easier to pass, which decreases your chances of becoming constipated as a result. Conversely, if you have loose, watery stools fiber may help to solidify it because of the bulk that it adds.

This holiday, make a plan and refill on your fiber before you clean off your plates. That way, your pie hole isn’t the only thing you shove something in this season.